Reference code(s): GB 0210 VALATH
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: Vale of Neath Brewery Records
Short title: Vale of Neath Brewery, records
Dates of creation: 1844-1913
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.315 cubic metres (31 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Vale of Neath Brewery
Administrative and biographical history: The Vale of Neath Brewery was established in the 1830s in Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Glamorgan. Initially the business was successful, but economic difficulties and a fire in 1843 led to the sale of the business in 1850 to Evan Evans (1791-1871). Evans was a maltster, brewer and beer merchant, who also owned a schooner which traded between Neath and Bristol. Later he became a substantial colliery owner and was mayor of Neath. The brewery was producing 1,000 barrels a week by 1860 and soon acquired a good reputation. The brewery remained in the Evans and Evans Bevan family until 1967 when it was acquired by Messrs Whitbread Wales Ltd from Sir David Evans Bevan. The brewery eventually closed in 1972.
Scope and content: Records of the Vale of Neath Brewery, 1844-1913, including ledgers, 1894-1897; pay books, 1882-1912; purchase abstract books, 1896-1908; beer sales books, 1896-1913; spirit sales books, 1897-1912; and printed books, 1863-1913.
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: entry book of deliveries; cash book; ledgers; pay books; purchase abstract books; beer sales book; spirit sales book; printed books.
Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs E. Evans Bevan Ltd, Neath, in 1936.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Vale of Neath Brewery Records.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: March 2003